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The Italy national under-21 football team is the national under-21 football team of Italy
Italy
Italy , officially the Italian Republic languages]] under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. In each of these, Italy's official name is as follows:;;;;;;;;), is a unitary parliamentary republic in South-Central Europe. To the north it borders France, Switzerland, Austria and...

 and is controlled by the Italian Football Federation.

The team competes in the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship
UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship
The European Under-21 Football Championship is a football competition organised by the sport's European governing body, UEFA. It is held every two years. The competition has existed in its current form since 1978. It was preceded by the Under 23 Challenge Cup which ran from 1967 to 1970...

, held every two years. Italy is the most successful nation in the history of the competition, with five Championships won (1992
1992 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship
The UEFA U-21 Championship 1992, which spanned two years , had 32 entrants.Malta and Israel competed for the first time. This was also the first appearance of the unified Germany team.Italy U-21s won the competition....

, 1994
1994 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship
The UEFA U-21 Championship 1994, which spanned two years , had 32 entrants. After the quarter-finals stage, France were chosen as the first hosts of the final stages, consisting of four matches in total....

, 1996
1996 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship
The UEFA U-21 Championship 1996, which spanned two years , had 44 entrants. After the quarter-finals stage, Spain were chosen as the hosts of the final stages, consisting of four matches in total....

, 2000
2000 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship
The UEFA U-21 Championship 2000, which spanned two years , had 47 entrants. Northern Ireland competed for the first time. For the first time a finals tournament with two groups of four teams was held, with one of those teams, Slovakia, having been chosen as the hosts.Italy U-21s won the...

 and 2004
2004 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship
UEFA U-21 Championship 2004 was the 14th staging of UEFA's European Under-21 Football Championship. The final tournament was hosted by Germany between 27 May and 8 June 2004.Italy U-21s won the competition for the fifth time...

).

Following the realignment of UEFA
UEFA
The Union of European Football Associations , almost always referred to by its acronym UEFA is the administrative and controlling body for European association football, futsal and beach soccer....

's youth competitions in 1976, the Italian Under-21 team was formed. Until 1990, the team had a very good record - reaching the last eight of each of the first seven UEFA U-21 Championships. From 1990 to 2004 the team established near-total dominance of European Under-21 football, winning five of the seven tournaments.

The lowest point for the team came in 1997, when it failed to qualify for the 1998 finals. The team won the 2000 tournament finals in Slovakia and the 2004
2004 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship
UEFA U-21 Championship 2004 was the 14th staging of UEFA's European Under-21 Football Championship. The final tournament was hosted by Germany between 27 May and 8 June 2004.Italy U-21s won the competition for the fifth time...

 tournament finals in Germany
Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

. In the 2006
2006 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship
-Group B:---------------------Knockout stage:-Semi-finals:-----Final:-Goalscorers:4 goals Klaas Jan Huntelaar3 goals Thomas Kahlenberg Nicky Hofs2 goals Bryan Bergougnoux Ruslan Fomin Artem Milevskiy...

 tournament finals in Portugal
Portugal
Portugal , officially the Portuguese Republic is a country situated in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Portugal is the westernmost country of Europe, and is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the West and South and by Spain to the North and East. The Atlantic archipelagos of the...

 the team failed to advance to second round. This was Italy's 14th U-21 finals tournament.

Italy's Under-21s played the first match at the new Wembley Stadium
Wembley Stadium
The original Wembley Stadium, officially known as the Empire Stadium, was a football stadium in Wembley, a suburb of north-west London, standing on the site now occupied by the new Wembley Stadium that opened in 2007...

, on 24 March 2007, against England Under-21s
England national under-21 football team
England's national Under-21 football team, also known as England Under-21s or England U21, is considered to be the feeder team for the England national football team....

. The game resulted in a 3-3 draw, with Giampaolo Pazzini scoring all 3 goals for the Azzurrini.

Prior to the 2008 Olympic games, Italy U-21s went on to win the 2008 Toulon Tournament
2008 Toulon Tournament
The 2008 Toulon Tournament was the 36th edition of the Toulon Tournament, and was held from 20 May to 29 May 2008. Tournament finished with the final between Italy and Chile at Stade Mayol in Toulon as Italy had the title after the final score of 1–0, scored by Pablo Daniel Osvaldo on 70th...

 by beating Chile (1-0) in the final. It was the first time they had won this tournament, previously their best had been runner-up on two occasions.

In the 2009 U-21 Championship
2009 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship
The 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship began on 15 June 2009, and was the 17th UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship. This was the first tournament after the competition reverted to a two-year format, following the single-year 2006-07 competition, which allowed the change to...

 Italy was eliminated in the semi-finals.

UEFA U-23 Championship Record


Since the under-21 competition rules insist that players must be 21 or under at the start of a two year competition, technically it is an U-23 competition. For this reason, Italy's record in the preceding U-23 competitions is also shown.
  • 1972: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 3 in qualification group.
  • 1974: Losing quarter-finalists.
  • 1976: Did not qualify. Finished 2nd of 3 in qualification group.

UEFA U-21 Championship Record

  • 1978
    1978 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship
    The UEFA U-21 Championship 1978, which spanned two years had 24 entrants. Yugoslavia U-21s won the competition.The 24 national teams were divided into eight groups. The group winners played off against each other on a two-legged home-and-away basis until the winner was decided...

    : Losing quarter-finalists.
  • 1980
    1980 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship
    The UEFA U-21 Championship 1980, which spanned two years had 25 entrants. Cyprus and the Netherlands competed in the competition for the first time. 1978 entrants Austria did not enter. Due to 'irregularities', Turkey's first two matches were awarded to their opponents...

    : Losing quarter-finalists.
  • 1982
    1982 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship
    The UEFA U-21 Championship 1982, which spanned two years , had 26 entrants. West Germany competed in the competition for the first time. England U-21s won the competition....

    : Losing quarter-finalists.
  • 1984
    1984 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship
    The UEFA U-21 Championship 1984, which spanned two years , had 30 entrants. Albania, Iceland and Wales competed in the competition for the first time. England U-21s won the competition for the second time running....

    : Losing semi-finalists.
  • 1986
    1986 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship
    The UEFA U-21 Championship 1986, which spanned two years , had 29 entrants. Spain U-21s won the competition after a penalty shootout, the first in the U-21 competition's history....

    : Runners-up.
  • 1988
    1988 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship
    The UEFA U-21 Championship 1988, which spanned two years , had 30 entrants. The Republic of Ireland competed for the first time. France U-21s won the competition....

    : Losing quarter-finalists.
  • 1990
    1990 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship
    The UEFA U-21 Championship 1990, which spanned two years , had 30 entrants. San Marino competed for the first time. USSR U-21s won the competition....

    : Losing semi-finalists.
  • 1992
    1992 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship
    The UEFA U-21 Championship 1992, which spanned two years , had 32 entrants.Malta and Israel competed for the first time. This was also the first appearance of the unified Germany team.Italy U-21s won the competition....

    : Winners.
  • 1994
    1994 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship
    The UEFA U-21 Championship 1994, which spanned two years , had 32 entrants. After the quarter-finals stage, France were chosen as the first hosts of the final stages, consisting of four matches in total....

    : Winners.
  • 1996
    1996 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship
    The UEFA U-21 Championship 1996, which spanned two years , had 44 entrants. After the quarter-finals stage, Spain were chosen as the hosts of the final stages, consisting of four matches in total....

    : Winners.
  • 1998
    1998 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship
    The UEFA U-21 Championship 1998, which spanned two years , had 46 entrants. Before the quarter-finals stage, Romania were chosen as the hosts of the final stages, consisting of four matches in total....

    : Did not qualify.
  • 2000
    2000 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship
    The UEFA U-21 Championship 2000, which spanned two years , had 47 entrants. Northern Ireland competed for the first time. For the first time a finals tournament with two groups of four teams was held, with one of those teams, Slovakia, having been chosen as the hosts.Italy U-21s won the...

    : Winners.
  • 2002
    2002 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship
    UEFA U-21 Championship 2002 was the 13th staging of UEFA's European Under-21 Football Championship. The final tournament was hosted by Switzerland between 16 and 28 May 2002.Czech Republic U-21s won the competition for the first time.-Qualification:...

    : Losing semi-finalists.
  • 2004
    2004 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship
    UEFA U-21 Championship 2004 was the 14th staging of UEFA's European Under-21 Football Championship. The final tournament was hosted by Germany between 27 May and 8 June 2004.Italy U-21s won the competition for the fifth time...

    : Winners.
  • 2006
    2006 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship
    -Group B:---------------------Knockout stage:-Semi-finals:-----Final:-Goalscorers:4 goals Klaas Jan Huntelaar3 goals Thomas Kahlenberg Nicky Hofs2 goals Bryan Bergougnoux Ruslan Fomin Artem Milevskiy...

    : Finished 3rd of 4 in finals group.
  • 2007
    2007 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship
    The UEFA U-21 Championship 2007 were held from 10 June 2007 to 23 June 2007. It is the 16th staging of UEFA's European Under-21 Football Championship....

    : Finished 3rd of 4 in finals group; Winner of the Olympic qualification play-off.
  • 2009
    2009 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship
    The 2009 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship began on 15 June 2009, and was the 17th UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship. This was the first tournament after the competition reverted to a two-year format, following the single-year 2006-07 competition, which allowed the change to...

    : Losing semi-finalists.
  • 2011
    2011 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship
    UEFA U-21 Championship 2011 was the 18th staging of UEFA's European Under-21 Football Championship. The final tournament was hosted by Denmark between 11 and 25 June 2011....

    : Did not qualify.

Olympics football Record


Since 1992 Olympics football changed to U-23 event, and the European U-21 teams, technically is a U-23 teams.
The winner, runner-up and third place of UEFA U-21 Championship qualify for Olympics.
  • Before 1992: See Italy national football team
    Italy national football team
    The Italy National Football Team , represents Italy in association football and is controlled by the Italian Football Federation , the governing body for football in Italy. Italy is the second most successful national team in the history of the World Cup having won four titles , just one fewer than...

  • 1992: Losing quarter-finalists
  • 1996
    Football at the 1996 Summer Olympics
    The association football competition at the 1996 Summer Olympics was held in Birmingham, Alabama; Washington, D.C; Orlando, Florida; Miami, Florida; and Athens, Georgia....

    : Finished 4th of 4 in finals group
  • 2000
    Football at the 2000 Summer Olympics
    The football tournament at the 2000 Summer Olympics was the 20th official Olympic football tournament. A women's tournament was held for the second time.-Medal winners:-Venues:*Olympic Stadium, Sydney*Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney*Bruce Stadium, Canberra...

    : Losing quarter-finalists
  • 2004
    Football at the 2004 Summer Olympics
    The football tournament at the 2004 Summer Olympics started on 11 August, , and ended on 28 August.The men's tournament is played by U-23 national teams, with up to three over age players allowed per squad...

    : Bronze Medal
  • 2008
    Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics
    Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics was held in Beijing and several other cities in the People's Republic of China from 6 August to 23 August. Associations affiliated with FIFA were invited to send their full women's national teams and men's U-23 teams to participate...

    : Losing quarter-finalists
  • 2012
    Football at the 2012 Summer Olympics
    Football at the 2012 Summer Olympics is scheduled to be held in London and several other cities in the United Kingdom, from 25 July to 11 August. The finals will be played at Wembley Stadium. Associations affiliated with FIFA are invited to send their full women's national teams and men's U-23...

    : Did not qualify

Mediterranean Games Record


Mediterranean Games Football tournament was U-23 event in 1993 and 1997.
  • 1993: 4th place
  • 1997: Winners
  • 2001: a U20 event
  • 2005: filled with B team

Coaches

  • 1976–1986: Azeglio Vicini
  • 1986–1996: Cesare Maldini
    Cesare Maldini
    Cesare Maldini is an Italian football manager and former player. He played as a centre back and spent the majority of his career with AC Milan. Maldini also represented Italy at international level in the 1962 and 1966 World Cups. His son Paolo, also a defender, previously held the record for the...

  • 1996–1998: Rossano Giampaglia
  • 1998–2000: Marco Tardelli
  • 2000–2006: Claudio Gentile
    Claudio Gentile
    Claudio Gentile is an Italian football coach and former defender of the 1970s and 1980s. Gentile appeared for Italy in two World Cup tournaments, including playing in the winning Italian team in the 1982 final. His club career was notably spent with Juventus for whom he made almost 300 league...

  • 2006–2010: Pierluigi Casiraghi
  • 2010–present: Ciro Ferrara
    Ciro Ferrara
    Ciro Ferrara is a former Italian footballer and current head coach of the Italy U-21 team. He spent his playing career as a defender initially at Napoli and later on at Juventus. He is also a former manager of Juventus.-Napoli:...


Current players


Players born in 1990 or later are eligible for the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship
2013 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship
2013 UEFA U-21 Championship will be the 19th staging of UEFA's European Under-21 Football Championship. The final tournament will be hosted by Israel between the 15–28 June 2013...

.

1990-born
(eligible up to 2013 UEFA U-21 Championship)
  • Mario Balotelli
    Mario Balotelli
    Mario Balotelli is an Italian footballer who plays as a striker for English team Manchester City and the Italian national team.He started his professional football career at Lumezzane and only played for the first team twice before having an unsuccessful trial at FC Barcelona, and subsequently...

  • Marco Crimi
    Marco Crimi
    Marco Crimi is an Italian football Midfielder who currently plays for Grosseto.- Appareances on Italian Series :Serie A : 2 appsLega Pro Seconda Divisione : 24 apps, 3 goalsTotal : 26 apps, 3 goals- References :...

  • Giulio Donati
    Giulio Donati
    Giulio Donati is an Italian footballer who plays as a defender for Serie B club Padova, on loan from Internazionale.-Club career:Born in Pietrasanta, the Province of Lucca, Donati started his career at hometown club Lucchese...

  • Diego Fabbrini
    Diego Fabbrini
    Diego Fabbrini is an Italian footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder or winger for Serie A club Udinese.-Club career:He made his first team debut against Piacenza on 21 August 2009...

  • Vincenzo Fiorillo
    Vincenzo Fiorillo
    Vincenzo Fiorillo is an Italian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for U.C. Sampdoria.-Club career:Born in Genoa, Fiorillo started playing football in Nuova Oregina Calcio from the Oregina neighborhood of Genoa....

  • Fernando Forestieri
    Fernando Forestieri
    Fernando Martín Forestieri is an Italian Argentine footballer who plays as a striker for Serie B club Bari, on loan from Udinese. He is nicknamed El Topa.-Club career:...

  • Ciro Immobile
    Ciro Immobile
    Ciro Immobile is an Italian footballer who currently plays as a striker for Serie B club Pescara, on loan from Juventus.-Club career:...

  • Luca Marrone
    Luca Marrone
    Luca Marrone is an Italian footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Serie A club Juventus.-Juventus :...

  • Ettore Mendicino
    Ettore Mendicino
    Ettore Mendicino is an Italian footballer who plays as a striker for Serie B club Gubbio, on loan from Lazio.-Lazio:Born in Milan, Mendicino began his career in Rome with the successful Lazio youth system...

  • Gianvito Misuraca
    Gianvito Misuraca
    Gianvito Misuraca is an Italian professional footballer who currently plays for Serie B club Vicenza, in a co-ownership deal with Palermo.-Club career:...

  • Daniele Mori
  • Alberto Paloschi
    Alberto Paloschi
    Alberto Paloschi is an Italian footballer who plays as a striker for Serie A club Chievo, on loan from Milan.-Milan:Paloschi won Allievi Nazionali in 2006–07 season...

  • Carlo Pinsoglio
    Carlo Pinsoglio
    Carlo Pinsoglio is an Italian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Serie B club Pescara, on loan from Juventus.-Juventus:...

  • Antonino Ragusa
  • Marco Romizi
    Marco Romizi
    Marco Augusto Romizi is an Italian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Serie A club Fiorentina.-Club career:He is a product of Fiorentina youth teams...

  • Fausto Rossi
  • Andrea Seculin
    Andrea Seculin
    Andrea Seculin is an association footballer who plays for Italian Serie B club Juve Stabia.-Early career:Born in Gorizia, Venezia Giulia, Seculin started his career in Pro Romans of Romans d'Isonzo...

  • Marco Tattini
  • Lorenzo Tonelli
    Lorenzo Tonelli
    Lorenzo Tonelli is an Italian footballer who plays as a defender for Serie B club Empoli.-Club career:Born in Florence, Tuscany, Tonelli started his professional career at Empoli F.C.. He made his debut during 2010–11 Serie B season...

  • Sergio Viotti
    Sergio Viotti (footballer)
    Sergio Viotti is an Italian footballer who plays for Triestina, on loan from Chievo.-Biography:Born in Brescia, Lombardy, Viotti started his career at Brescia Calcio. He was the starting goalkeeper of Primavera team in 2007–08 season, ahead Andrea Caroppo. In June 2008 he left for Bellaria – Igea...


1991-born
(eligible up to 2013 UEFA U-21 Championship)
  • Andrea Bertolacci
    Andrea Bertolacci
    Andrea Bertolacci is an Italian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Serie A club Lecce, on loan from Roma.-Club career:Bertolacci started his career with the Roma academy. On January 2010 he was sent on loan to Serie A team, Lecce...

  • Fabio Borini
    Fabio Borini
    Fabio Borini is an Italian footballer who plays as a striker for Serie A club Roma on loan from Parma. He started his career at Bologna, before moving to Chelsea in 2007...

  • Riccardo Brosco
    Riccardo Brosco
    Riccardo Brosco is an Italian footballer who plays as a defender for Serie B club Pescara, on loan from Parma.-Club career:...

  • Luca Caldirola
    Luca Caldirola
    Luca Caldirola is an Italian footballer who currently plays as a defender for Serie A club Internazionale.-Club career:...

  • Marco Capuano
    Marco Capuano
    Marco Capuano is an Italian footballer who currently plays as a defender for Serie B club Pescara.-Club career:...

  • Alessandro Crescenzi
    Alessandro Crescenzi
    Alessandro Crescenzi is an Italian footballer who plays as a defender for Serie B club Bari, on loan from Roma.-Club career:Crescenzi is a product of the Roma youth system...

  • Marco D'Alessandro
    Marco D'Alessandro
    Marco D'Alessandro is an Italian footballer who plays as a winger for Serie B club Verona, on loan from Roma.-Club career:D'Alessandro moved his first footsteps into Lazio youth system. In 2005 he joined Roma youth teams...

  • Mattia Destro
    Mattia Destro
    Mattia Destro is an Italian footballer who plays for Serie A club Siena, on loan from Genoa.-Internazionale:Son of former footballer Flavio Destro, Mattia Destro started his career with Ascoli, from his born place and one of the former clubs of his father...

  • Marco Davide Faraoni
    Marco Davide Faraoni
    Marco Davide Faraoni is an Italian footballer who plays as a full back for Italian Serie A club Internazionale.-Youth career:...

  • Alessandro Florenzi
    Alessandro Florenzi
    Alessandro Florenzi is an Italian footballer who currently plays for Serie B club Crotone, on loan from Roma.-Club career:...

  • Manolo Gabbiadini
    Manolo Gabbiadini
    Manolo Gabbiadini is an Italian professional footballer who currently plays for Serie A club Atalanta.He is the brother of international footballer Melania Gabbiadini.-Club career:...

  • Manuel Giandonato
    Manuel Giandonato
    Manuel Giandonato is an Italian footballer who currently plays for Serie A club Lecce, on loan from Juventus.-Club career:...

  • Niccolò Giannetti
    Niccolò Giannetti
    Niccolò Giannetti is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Serie B club Gubbio, on loan from Siena.-Club career:...

  • Lorenzo Insigne
    Lorenzo Insigne
    Lorenzo Insigne is an Italian footballer who plays as a striker for Serie B club Pescara, on loan from Napoli.-Club career:...

  • Federico Macheda
    Federico Macheda
    Federico "Kiko" Macheda is an Italian footballer who plays as a striker for English Premier League club Manchester United. He joined Manchester United from Lazio in September 2007.-Early career:Macheda began his football career with Lazio...

  • Giuseppe Rizzo
    Giuseppe Rizzo
    Giuseppe Rizzo is an Italian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Serie B club Reggina.-Club career:He started his career in Serie B with Reggina, debuted on the club in 26 November 2009, in the Coppa Italia defeat against Palermo. His debut on Serie B was in 19 April 2010, against Crotone....

  • Davide Santon
    Davide Santon
    Davide Santon is an Italian professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Newcastle United, and for the Italian national team...

  • Riccardo Saponara
  • Marco Silvestri
  • Roberto Soriano
    Roberto Soriano
    Roberto Soriano is an Italian footballer who plays for Serie B club Sampdoria.-Club career:Despite born in Darmstadt, Germany, Soriano's family is from Avellino, Italy. He started his career with Bayern Munich...


1992-born
(eligible up to 2015 UEFA U-21 Championship)
  • Luca Antei
  • Francesco Bardi
    Francesco Bardi
    Francesco Bardi is an Italian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Serie B club Livorno, on loan from Internazionale.-Club career:Bardi is a product of Livorno youth system...

  • Cristiano Biraghi
    Cristiano Biraghi
    Cristiano Biraghi is an Italian footballer who plays as a defender for Serie B club Juve Stabia, on loan from Internazionale.-Club career:...

  • Michele Camporese
    Michele Camporese
    Michele Camporese is an Italian footballer who plays as a defender for Serie A club Fiorentina.-Club career:Born in Pisa, Tuscany, Camporese is a product of Fiorentina's youth system. He made his debut for the Viola in the Coppa Italia tie against Empoli on 26 October 2010, replacing Alessandro...

  • Stephan El Shaarawy
  • Mattia Perin
    Mattia Perin
    Mattia Perin is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Serie B club Padova, on loan from Genoa.-Club career:...

  • Simone Sini
    Simone Sini
    Simone Sini is an Italian footballer who plays for Serie B club Bari, on loan from Roma.-Club career:...


1993-born
(eligible up to 2015 UEFA U-21 Championship)
  • Lorenzo Crisetig
    Lorenzo Crisetig
    Lorenzo Crisetig is an Italian footballer of South Slavic minority. He plays for Internazionale.Crisetig made his competitive debut on 27 September 2011, the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League.-Youth career:...


Note: Players in italics have already been called up to the senior team
Italy national football team
The Italy National Football Team , represents Italy in association football and is controlled by the Italian Football Federation , the governing body for football in Italy. Italy is the second most successful national team in the history of the World Cup having won four titles , just one fewer than...

.

Current squad


Squad called up for Euro 2013 qualifying matches against Turkey
Turkey national under-21 football team
Turkey's national Under-21 football team , also known as Turkey Under-21s or Turkey U-21s, is the Under-21 years of age team of the Turkey national football team.-History:...

 on 10 November 2011, and Hungary
Hungary national under-21 football team
The Hungary national under-21 football team is the national under-21 football team for Hungary and is controlled by the Hungarian Football Federation.Following the realignment of UEFA's youth competitions in 1976, the Hungarian Under-21 team was formed...

 on 15 November 2011.

Caps and goals as of 15 November 2011.
Name Date of birth (age) Club Caps (goals) Debut
Goalkeepers
Francesco Bardi
Francesco Bardi
Francesco Bardi is an Italian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Serie B club Livorno, on loan from Internazionale.-Club career:Bardi is a product of Livorno youth system...

18 January 1992 (age 20)   Livorno
A.S. Livorno Calcio
Associazione Sportiva Livorno Calcio is an Italian football club based in Livorno, Tuscany. The club was formed in 1915 and currently plays in Italian Serie B. The team's colors are dark red or maroon...

3 (0) v. Sweden
Sweden national under-21 football team
The Swedish U-21 national football team is the football team representing Sweden in competitions for under-21 year old players. Sweden U21's current captain is Jiloan Hamad with Jakob Johansson as vice captain.-UEFA European U-21 Championship Record:...

, 24 March 2011
Simone Colombi
Simone Colombi
Simone Colombi is an Italian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Serie B club Juve Stabia, on loan from Atalanta.-Club career:Born in Seriate, the Province of Bergamo, Colombi started his career with hometown club Atalanta Bergamo...

1 July 1991 (age 20)   Juve Stabia
S.S. Juve Stabia
Società Sportiva Juve Stabia is an Italian football club, based in Castellammare di Stabia, Campania. The club was first founded in 1907 and has been refounded at various points during its history, the most recent being in 2002....

0 (0) N/A
Carlo Pinsoglio
Carlo Pinsoglio
Carlo Pinsoglio is an Italian footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Serie B club Pescara, on loan from Juventus.-Juventus:...

16 March 1990 (age 21)   Pescara 8 (0) v. England
England national under-21 football team
England's national Under-21 football team, also known as England Under-21s or England U21, is considered to be the feeder team for the England national football team....

, 8 February 2011
Defenders
Luca Caldirola
Luca Caldirola
Luca Caldirola is an Italian footballer who currently plays as a defender for Serie A club Internazionale.-Club career:...

1 February 1991 (age 21)   Internazionale
F.C. Internazionale Milano
Football Club Internazionale Milano, often referred to as Internazionale or simply Inter, is a professional Italian football club based in Milan, Italy. Outside Italy, the club is often called Inter Milan. They are the reigning FIFA Club World champions and Coppa Italia holders.Inter have always...

16 (0) v. Turkey
Turkey national under-21 football team
Turkey's national Under-21 football team , also known as Turkey Under-21s or Turkey U-21s, is the Under-21 years of age team of the Turkey national football team.-History:...

, 17 November 2010
Michele Camporese
Michele Camporese
Michele Camporese is an Italian footballer who plays as a defender for Serie A club Fiorentina.-Club career:Born in Pisa, Tuscany, Camporese is a product of Fiorentina's youth system. He made his debut for the Viola in the Coppa Italia tie against Empoli on 26 October 2010, replacing Alessandro...

19 May 1992 (age 19)   Fiorentina
ACF Fiorentina
ACF Fiorentina, commonly referred to as simply Fiorentina, is a professional Italian football club from Florence, Tuscany. Founded by a merger in 1926, Fiorentina have played at the top level of Italian football for the majority of their existence; only four clubs have played in more Serie A...

3 (0) v. Turkey
Turkey national under-21 football team
Turkey's national Under-21 football team , also known as Turkey Under-21s or Turkey U-21s, is the Under-21 years of age team of the Turkey national football team.-History:...

, 17 November 2010
Marco Capuano
Marco Capuano
Marco Capuano is an Italian footballer who currently plays as a defender for Serie B club Pescara.-Club career:...

14 October 1991 (age 20)   Pescara 9 (0) v. Côte d'Ivoire
Côte d'Ivoire national under-23 football team
-Final:-Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics:Ivory Coast- qualified for the 2008 Olympics. This African team representing Africa at the 2006 FIFA World Championships in Germany. It is one of the best teams in Africa. "We are one of the few African countries to have an organized youth league...

, 1 June 2011
Alessandro Crescenzi
Alessandro Crescenzi
Alessandro Crescenzi is an Italian footballer who plays as a defender for Serie B club Bari, on loan from Roma.-Club career:Crescenzi is a product of the Roma youth system...

25 September 1991 (age 20)   Bari
A.S. Bari
Associazione Sportiva Bari is an Italian football club founded in 1908, they are based in Bari, Apulia and plays in Serie B. The club have spent many seasons bouncing between the top two divisions in Italian football, Serie A and Serie B....

16 (0) v. Austria
Austria national under-21 football team
The Austria national under-21 football team is the national under-21 football team of Austria and is controlled by the Austrian Football Association....

, 25 March 2009
Giulio Donati
Giulio Donati
Giulio Donati is an Italian footballer who plays as a defender for Serie B club Padova, on loan from Internazionale.-Club career:Born in Pietrasanta, the Province of Lucca, Donati started his career at hometown club Lucchese...

5 February 1990 (age 21)   Padova
Calcio Padova
Calcio Padova is an Italian football club, based in Padua, Veneto. The club was founded in 1910. Padova is playing in Serie B, having last been in Serie A in 1996...

13 (0) v. Turkey
Turkey national under-21 football team
Turkey's national Under-21 football team , also known as Turkey Under-21s or Turkey U-21s, is the Under-21 years of age team of the Turkey national football team.-History:...

, 17 November 2010
Daniele Mori 28 June 1990 (age 21)   Empoli
Empoli F.C.
Empoli Football Club is an Italian association football club located in Empoli, Tuscany, founded in 1920 and played its first official match in 1921.In recent years, the club has all too often been bouncing between Italy's two top divisions...

7 (0) v. England
England national under-21 football team
England's national Under-21 football team, also known as England Under-21s or England U21, is considered to be the feeder team for the England national football team....

, 8 February 2011
Marco Davide Faraoni
Marco Davide Faraoni
Marco Davide Faraoni is an Italian footballer who plays as a full back for Italian Serie A club Internazionale.-Youth career:...

25 October 1991 (age 20)   Internazionale
F.C. Internazionale Milano
Football Club Internazionale Milano, often referred to as Internazionale or simply Inter, is a professional Italian football club based in Milan, Italy. Outside Italy, the club is often called Inter Milan. They are the reigning FIFA Club World champions and Coppa Italia holders.Inter have always...

5 (0) v. Turkey
Turkey national under-21 football team
Turkey's national Under-21 football team , also known as Turkey Under-21s or Turkey U-21s, is the Under-21 years of age team of the Turkey national football team.-History:...

, 17 November 2010
Davide Santon
Davide Santon
Davide Santon is an Italian professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Newcastle United, and for the Italian national team...

2 January 1991 (age 21)   Newcastle United
Newcastle United F.C.
Newcastle United Football Club is an English professional association football club based in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear. The club was founded in 1892 by the merger of Newcastle East End and Newcastle West End, and has played at its current home ground, St James' Park, since the merger...

15 (0) v. Netherlands
Netherlands national under-21 football team
The Netherlands national under-21 football team is the national under-21 team of the Netherlands and is controlled by the Royal Dutch Football Association. The team competes in the European Under-21 Championship, held every two years....

, 31 March 2009
Midfielders
Andrea Bertolacci
Andrea Bertolacci
Andrea Bertolacci is an Italian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Serie A club Lecce, on loan from Roma.-Club career:Bertolacci started his career with the Roma academy. On January 2010 he was sent on loan to Serie A team, Lecce...

11 January 1991 (age 21)   Lecce
U.S. Lecce
Unione Sportiva Lecce or simply U.S. Lecce is an Italian football club based in Lecce, Apulia who play in the Italian Serie A. After being crowned Serie B champions in 2009–10, the team successfully managed to avoid relegation in 2010-11....

4 (0) v. Switzerland
Switzerland national under-21 football team
The Switzerland national under-21 football team is the national under-21 football team of Switzerland and is controlled by the Swiss Football Association...

, 10 August 2011
Marco Crimi
Marco Crimi
Marco Crimi is an Italian football Midfielder who currently plays for Grosseto.- Appareances on Italian Series :Serie A : 2 appsLega Pro Seconda Divisione : 24 apps, 3 goalsTotal : 26 apps, 3 goals- References :...

17 March 1990 (age 21)   Grosseto
U.S. Grosseto F.C.
Unione Sportiva Grosseto Football Club is a professional Italian association football club, based in the city of Grosseto, Tuscany. The club was founded in 1912. The team's most associated nickname is grifone, after its logo, depicting a griffon...

2 (0) v. Turkey
Turkey national under-21 football team
Turkey's national Under-21 football team , also known as Turkey Under-21s or Turkey U-21s, is the Under-21 years of age team of the Turkey national football team.-History:...

, 10 November 2011
Alessandro Florenzi
Alessandro Florenzi
Alessandro Florenzi is an Italian footballer who currently plays for Serie B club Crotone, on loan from Roma.-Club career:...

11 March 1991 (age 20)   Crotone
F.C. Crotone
Football Club Crotone is an Italian football club based in Crotone, Calabria. Founded in 1923, it currently plays in Serie B, holding home games at Stadio Ezio Scida, which has a 9,631-seat capacity.-History:...

5 (1) v. Hungary
Hungary national under-21 football team
The Hungary national under-21 football team is the national under-21 football team for Hungary and is controlled by the Hungarian Football Federation.Following the realignment of UEFA's youth competitions in 1976, the Hungarian Under-21 team was formed...

, 6 September 2011
Luca Marrone
Luca Marrone
Luca Marrone is an Italian footballer who plays as a central midfielder for Serie A club Juventus.-Juventus :...

28 March 1990 (age 21)   Juventus
Juventus F.C.
Juventus Football Club S.p.A. , commonly referred to as Juventus and colloquially as Juve , are a professional Italian association football club based in Turin, Piedmont...

22 (1) v. Bosnia Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina national under-21 football team
Bosnia and Herzegovina U21 national football team is a youth team of Bosnia and Herzegovina that represents the country in the European Under-21 Football Championship and friendly matches....

, 13 October 2009
Fausto Rossi
Fausto Rossi
Fausto Rossi is an Italian singer-songwriter.-As Faust'O:* 1978 - Suicidio * 1979 - Poco zucchero...

3 December 1990 (age 21)   Vicenza
Vicenza Calcio
Vicenza Calcio is an Italian football club based in Vicenza, Veneto. The club was formed in 1902 and currently plays in Italy's Serie B, having spent the entire 1960s and a large part of the 1990s in Serie A...

10 (1) v. Côte d'Ivoire
Côte d'Ivoire national under-23 football team
-Final:-Football at the 2008 Summer Olympics:Ivory Coast- qualified for the 2008 Olympics. This African team representing Africa at the 2006 FIFA World Championships in Germany. It is one of the best teams in Africa. "We are one of the few African countries to have an organized youth league...

, 1 June 2011
Riccardo Saponara 21 December 1991 (age 20)   Empoli
Empoli F.C.
Empoli Football Club is an Italian association football club located in Empoli, Tuscany, founded in 1920 and played its first official match in 1921.In recent years, the club has all too often been bouncing between Italy's two top divisions...

12 (2) v. England
England national under-21 football team
England's national Under-21 football team, also known as England Under-21s or England U21, is considered to be the feeder team for the England national football team....

, 8 February 2011
Strikers
Mattia Destro
Mattia Destro
Mattia Destro is an Italian footballer who plays for Serie A club Siena, on loan from Genoa.-Internazionale:Son of former footballer Flavio Destro, Mattia Destro started his career with Ascoli, from his born place and one of the former clubs of his father...

20 March 1991 (age 20)   Siena
A.C. Siena
Associazione Calcio Siena is an Italian football club based in Siena.The club currently plays in Serie A, having gained promotion from Serie B at the end of the 2010-2011 season....

12 (5) v. Wales
Wales national under-21 football team
The Wales national under-21 football team, also known as the Wales U21s, is the national under-21 football team of Wales and is controlled by the Football Association of Wales. The team competes in the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship, held every two years...

, 7 September 2010
Stephan El Shaarawy 27 October 1992 (age 19)   Milan
A.C. Milan
Associazione Calcio Milan, commonly referred to as A.C. Milan or simply Milan , is a professional Italian football club based in Milan, Lombardy, that plays in the Serie A. Milan was founded in 1899 by English lace-maker Herbert Kilpin and businessman Alfred Edwards among others...

1 (0) v. Hungary
Hungary national under-21 football team
The Hungary national under-21 football team is the national under-21 football team for Hungary and is controlled by the Hungarian Football Federation.Following the realignment of UEFA's youth competitions in 1976, the Hungarian Under-21 team was formed...

, 15 November 2011
Manolo Gabbiadini
Manolo Gabbiadini
Manolo Gabbiadini is an Italian professional footballer who currently plays for Serie A club Atalanta.He is the brother of international footballer Melania Gabbiadini.-Club career:...

26 November 1991 (age 20)   Atalanta
Atalanta B.C.
Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio, commonly known as just Atalanta, Atalanta Bergamo or the abbreviation Atalanta BC, is an Italian football club based in Bergamo, Lombardy.They are nicknamed the Nerazzurri and the orobici...

13 (10) v. Turkey
Turkey national under-21 football team
Turkey's national Under-21 football team , also known as Turkey Under-21s or Turkey U-21s, is the Under-21 years of age team of the Turkey national football team.-History:...

, 17 November 2010
Alberto Paloschi
Alberto Paloschi
Alberto Paloschi is an Italian footballer who plays as a striker for Serie A club Chievo, on loan from Milan.-Milan:Paloschi won Allievi Nazionali in 2006–07 season...

4 January 1990 (age 22)   Chievo
A.C. ChievoVerona
Associazione Calcio Chievo Verona is a professional Italian football club named after and based in Chievo, a suburb of 2,800 inhabitants in Verona, Veneto, and owned by Paluani, a cake company and the inspiration for their original name, Paluani Chievo...

23 (8) v. Germany
Germany national under-21 football team
The Germany national under-21 football team represents the under-21s of Germany in the UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship and is controlled by the German Football Association , the governing body of football in Germany....

, 18 November 2008
Antonino Ragusa 27 March 1990 (age 21)   Reggina
Reggina Calcio
Reggina Calcio are an Italian association football club, the main club of the city of Reggio Calabria. Founded in 1914, they currently play in the Italian Serie B, and play their home matches at the 27,763 seater Stadio Oreste Granillo...

2 (0) v. Turkey
Turkey national under-21 football team
Turkey's national Under-21 football team , also known as Turkey Under-21s or Turkey U-21s, is the Under-21 years of age team of the Turkey national football team.-History:...

, 10 November 2011

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